CLOSING ANNISADirected by Sophie Luo
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
Chef Anita Lo has no shortage of accolades. In CLOSING ANNISA, we see her in a quieter light, facing a personal and professional crossroad. The film traces the evolution of Annisa, from local treasure to empty building, and Chef Lo’s lasting impact on her staff of women chefs.
Director: Sophie Luo
Producer: Sophie Luo, Ziad Abdel-Aal
Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
Cast: Anita Lo, Mary Attea, Giana Figueroa, Katie Jackson
Memories flood the screen through home videos, a school yearbook, a sweet shop, and more. These non-fiction shorts turn a kind gaze upon different communities in the moments of uncertainty and transformation. — Udval Altangerel